Total of 12,452 mines detected from Killinochchi, Mulaitivu

By Dinasena Rathugamage

The demining teams working in the North have detected over 12,452 mines during the last two years in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu, according to government sources.

At a meeting in Killinochchi, the deminers, both foreign and local, said they had detected many more anti-personnel mines.

They said that with the help of financial and physical resources of their respective organisations they had been able to demine an area of 667,089 square km in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.

The representatives of those organisations said they had found it extremely difficult to conduct demining operations in Muhamalai in Kilinochchi and Ambagam in Mullaitivu.

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